With a focus on structured learning and skills enhancement, The Professional Year Program, also known as Job Preparedness Year, is a great opportunity for fresh graduates of Engineering, IT and Accounting to prepare themselves for the professional world.

Apart from skills enhancement and practical exposure to the Australian working environment, successful completion of the PY program also secures five immigration points for the applicants.

The whole Professional year program is of 44 weeks of which 12 weeks are reserved for an internship. During the internship, the applicants get a chance to experience the Australian work environment and culture. The remaining 32 weeks are reserved for coursework.

Professional Year Programs

IT Program

Initiated by the Department of Home Affairs, this program is specifically designed for international students who have acquired a degree in IT from an Australian university. This program provides a pathway to start a promising IT career in Australia.

The program was designed by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) to help the international IT students acquire a fundamental understanding of the professional world of IT.

The department of Home Affairs initiated the program to bridge the gap between required and available skilful professionals. The program continues for 44 weeks of which 12 weeks are reserved for internship and 32 weeks for coursework. With the successful completion of the program, the applicant secures five valuable immigration points.

Engineering Program

The concept of Engineering Program was given by Engineering Education Australia. This one year program is specifically designed to enable international engineering graduates to work with their fullest potential in the professional world.

This 44 weeks program is designed for international engineering graduates to furth7er enhance their skills and to make them familiar with the Australian workplace environment and culture.

Of the total 44 weeks, 32 are reserved for coursework during which the graduates enhance their understanding of the subject and learn other important skills such as written and oral communication. The remaining 12 weeks are reserved for the internship during which the graduates experience the workplace environment of Australia and become employment-ready beforehand. The successful completion of the program gets the applicants five valuable immigration points.

Accounting Program

The professional year for international accounting graduates is designed by three institutes namely Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA), Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia. The program was previously known as SMIPA.

The accounting program is carefully designed for international accounting graduates to learn new skills and enhance the already acquired ones. The 44 weeks program is divided into 12 weeks of internship and 32 weeks of course work. Successful completion of the program earns five valuable immigration points for the applicants.

Requirements to Apply

  • The applicant should be an international graduate with a bachelor degree of either Engineering, IT or accounting from an Australian University.
  • IELTS score of overall 6 bands, which is the criterion for the temporary graduate visa subclass (485)
  • In the case of the accounting program, the applicant must score 6 bands in each module to be able to acquire the subclass 485 visa.

Benefits of Professional Year

  • Value addition to the CV
  • Great opportunity to engage with industry professionals
  • Have practical experience of Australian workplace through the internship
  • Acquisition of Professional Year Certificate
  • And the most important of all, the 5 valuable immigration points that will be awarded to the applicant upon completion of the course.

What are we offering?

The Migration offers the following benefits for the candidates applying through our firm.

  • Free application for visa subclass 485
  • Refer a friend to us and get the reward
  • Free voucher for a consultation

If you want to get more details you can contact free of cost to our Registered Migration Agents in Australia  Here is a list below:

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